The locals in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh took to streets to throw stones at cops as a show of protest in the early afternoon. The outrage among the locals was caused due to the torturing of a convict by the Ballia police. To combat the stone pelting by the locals the police resorted to lathicharge. The whole street and market in Ballia were filled with people including men and women were seen running hither tither with stones in their hands.
The torturing of convicts under police custody has been a matter of concern in Uttar Pradesh from a long time now.